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DOC's half a million dollar stuff up signals incompetence

Thursday, 31 August 2017, 10:40 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers' Union is slamming the incompetence of the Department of Conservation, which, as reported by NBR t his morning , lost out on $440k worth of fees on Great Walk huts, after failing to charge international schools for over a decade. More >>

Free tertiary education is Robin Hood Reversed

Wednesday, 30 August 2017, 12:59 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers' Union is slamming Labour's education spokesperson Chris Hipkins’ comments this morning on Labour's free tertiary education policy, and will be delivering him a copy of the Union's recently published briefing paper, Robin Hood Reversed: ... More >>

How Free Tertiary Education Robs Today’s Poor

Tuesday, 29 August 2017, 7:53 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

NEW BRIEFING PAPER Robin Hood Reversed: How Free Tertiary Education Robs Today’s Poor For Tomorrow’s Rich 29 AUGUST 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The implementation of a zero fees policy for tertiary education would reach into the pockets of the ... More >>

Free tertiary ed: recipe for crap courses and bums on seats

Tuesday, 29 August 2017, 10:16 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Reacting to Labour’s just announced tertiary education policy, Jordan Williams, a spokesperson for the Taxpayers’ Union said: More >>

Bribe-O-Meter Update Labour Attempting to Buy the Big Cities

Tuesday, 29 August 2017, 10:02 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Big spending packages targeted at New Zealand’s major cities account for the majority of the increases in the Taxpayers’ Union election costing Bribe-O-Meter . Labour has been the most ambitious with expensive new packages targeted at each of the major ... More >>

Brendan Boyle needs to front up, not cover up

Monday, 28 August 2017, 7:40 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

28 AUGUST 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ministry of Social Development head Brendan Boyle’s spin that ‘everything is resolved’ in relation to a mistake which saw Winston Peters’ pension overpaid, is a disgrace says the Taxpayers’ Union. Mr ... More >>

Another day, another Labour Party tax

Monday, 28 August 2017, 4:21 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

28 AUGUST 2017 - The Labour Party’s tally of taxes rises to four today, following their announcement of a $25 ‘tourist tax’ on international visitors. The Taxpayers’ Union is questioning where the Labour Party will stop when it comes to taking money ... More >>

How was Winston accidentally given “Superduperannuation”?

Monday, 28 August 2017, 9:24 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Winston Peters has either been the victim of a political hit-job, or there is a serious flaw with the Ministry of Social Development’s systems which saw Mr Peters accidentally overpaid, says the Taxpayers’ Union. Jordan Williams, Executive Director ... More >>

Dave Cull’s false claim about Ratepayers’ Report withdrawal

Monday, 28 August 2017, 9:16 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Local Government New Zealand President Dave Cull’s claim in an opinion piece distributed to media last week (and published on Stuff.co.nz today), that the 2014 edition of Ratepayers’ Report (local government league tables published by the Taxpayers’ ... More >>

Any update on that $158,000 Mr Peters?

Monday, 28 August 2017, 8:40 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to tonight's news of the NZ Superannuation overpayments to Winston Peters, Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union, said: More >>

Labour’s Income Tax Pledge Welcomed

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 12:00 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union welcomes Labour leader Jacinda Ardern’s ruling out of any increases in the top personal tax rate and says yesterday's PREFU demonstrates that there is no need for Kiwis to pay any more tax to keep the public books in good shape. ... More >>

Taxpayers’ Union welcomes Peters' business tax policy

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 4:19 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming NZ First leader Winston Peters' business tax policy announced at today's Business NZ Election Conference, specify the pledge to cut the corporate tax to 25 percent. Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ ... More >>

PREFU reaction: The time for tax cuts is now!

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 12:36 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Update (PREFU) released by the Treasury show the need for tax cuts this election says the Taxpayers’ Union. Responding to the opening of the books, Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union, ... More >>

Health targets improve outcomes in South Canterbury

Tuesday, 22 August 2017, 12:01 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the latest health target results show that South Canterbury DHB is making good progress. More >>

National Party Doubles New Spending Promises In Seven Days

Tuesday, 22 August 2017, 11:58 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The National Party has more than doubled its new election spending in the space of just one week, according to the Taxpayers’ Union election costing Bribe-O-Meter . Since last Monday, the National Party has increased promised spending from $2.5 ... More >>

Jacinda Arden should scrap Callaghan Innovation

Tuesday, 22 August 2017, 10:42 am | Taxpayers' Union

22 AUGUST 2017 - The Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming Labour Leader Jacinda Ardern’s acknowledgement that Callaghan Innovation doesn’t provide companies with real value or boost R&D, as reported by NBR yesterday ($) . Jordan Williams, Executive Director ... More >>

Palmerston North City Council's performance raises questions

Tuesday, 22 August 2017, 9:08 am | Taxpayers' Union

22 AUGUST 2017 - High debt, high rates, and very high remuneration of officials at Palmerston North City Council are among the findings of the 2017 Ratepayers’ Report, online local government league tables published by the Taxpayers' Union today, ... More >>

Staff at Kaipara District Council New Zealand’s best paid

Tuesday, 22 August 2017, 9:06 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Compared to every council in New Zealand, Kaipara District Council pays a higher proportion of its staff a salary over $100,000, according to Ratepayers’ Report , the Taxpayers’ Union’s 2017 local government league tables, launched today ... More >>

Rates bill in Mackenzie District NZ’s most affordable

Tuesday, 22 August 2017, 9:06 am | Taxpayers' Union

22 AUGUST 2017 - Average rates bills in the Mackenzie District are the lowest in New Zealand, according to Ratepayers’ Report, the Taxpayers Union’s 2017 local government league tables, published today at www.ratepayersreport.nz. The average ... More >>

High debt, low assets - Dunedin Council a basket case

Tuesday, 22 August 2017, 9:05 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Dunedin City is in New Zealand’s top five most indebted councils, according to Ratepayers’ Report , the Taxpayers’ Union’s local government league tables, published today at www.ratepayersreport.nz. Dunedin City Council has liabilities ... More >>

   

 

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